Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.
The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.
The College of Wooster is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of Global Engagement (GEO). The Assistant/Associate Director of the Global Engagement provides essential advising services to maximize Wooster student participation in rigorous, high impact off-campus study programs. The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for GEO marketing and outreach initiatives and providing customized services and programming relevant to a diverse student body.
The Assistant/Associate Director coordinates a range of annual GEO events including the off-campus study fair, predeparture and reentry events, and visits from affiliate program providers. The position supervises GEO's student workers (Peer Advisors), assists with the planning and implementation of short-term, faculty-led (TREK) programs, monitors risk and assists with crisis management, and fills in for the Director in their absence.
Deliver effective advising and support to all Wooster students before, during, and following their participation in off-campus study and/or credit-bearing international internship programs.
Actively work to increase access and dismantle barriers by creating customized identity-based advising services and programming relevant to the specific needs of a diverse study body including, but not limited to, First Gen, International, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC students.
Counsel students about the way in which off-campus study, as a quintessential experiential learning opportunity, can enrich a chosen Pathway Program, enable students to make connections between college and careers, and build the specific skills that AAC&U reports employers consider key such as the ability to work effectively on diverse teams, the capacity to analyze an issue from multiple perspectives, and the ability to apply knowledge and values to solve real-world challenges.
Assist students with integrating their off-campus experiences into their educational plan and professional goals.
Coordinate GEO presentations that showcase the benefits and opportunities offered through off-campus study to classes, student organizations, prospective students, and other groups.
Build strong relationships with identity-based student organizations to ensure access.
Coordinate information sessions, off-campus study fairs, and other events to inform students and faculty of global engagement opportunities and for-credit internship opportunities.
Serve as the office's key point of contact with the Center for Diversity & Inclusion to build strong partnerships and collaborative programming.
Maintain the Global Engagement Office' website content and social networking sites to ensure information is engaging, current, and comprehensive.
Participate in site visits to program partners to confirm high standards for Wooster GEO programs.
Assist with maintenance of the TerraDotta program and application software system.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree in a relevant field preferred.
Experience studying or living in a host culture
Two to three years' work experience advising in a study abroad or other office at a postsecondary institution (preferred).
Knowledge of TerraDotta study abroad software strongly (preferred).
Familiarity with website design and social media outreach (preferred).
The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit: https://www.wooster.edu/info/nondiscrimination
Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
For highest consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address.